Digital Shoreditch Festival 2013 speakers

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Adam Cranfield

CMO, Mynewsdesk

Adam Cranfield is CMO at Mynewsdesk - the world's leading all-in-one newsroom and multimedia PR platform. He has worked in digital communications for 12 years, including agency side and as web manager for the Department for Education, CIMA and Nectar - where he also oversaw their social media strategy. In 2010 he founded Form Digital Consulting, working with businesses on digital effectiveness. He joined Mynewsdesk in 2011, when the Swedish headquartered company opened its London office.

http://www.mynewsdesk.com

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Adrian Woolard

Head of Connected Studio & R&D North Lab

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Afonso Santos

CEO & CO-founder, TUIZZI.com

Energy and Passion is what Afonso is all about. With 30 years filled with experience from many different background areas, he is now keen to make his recent project, TUIZZI.com, a reference in the Outdoor Advertising Industry.

http://www.TUIZZI.com

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Aidan O'Callaghan

Media planning enthusiast, digital advocate, Fulham devotee, imbiber of culture and frequenter of pubs. bio from Twitter

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Akram Alomainy

Lecturer (Assistant Professor) / Senior Tutor at Queen Mary, University of London

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ALAN STUART

Founder, WOW Agency

Professional: I provide a 'broker' service between start-ups / SME's / creative technology and emerging student and graduate talent. Founder of The WOW Agency - placing students and graduates into real client-driven projects at low-cost to business. Personal: music / martial arts training / motorcycles...........lots of stuff that starts with M!

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Alastair Cameron

Founder, The Employable

We are a platform with a mission - to help self starters, innovators, startups & creatives to connect, collaborate & bring ideas to life. Join us & start something!

http://www.startacus.net

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Alastair Moore

CIO, We Are Pop Up

As a researcher and entre_preneur, Alastair sup_ports start-up activity and SME engage_ment across UCL with a par_tic_ular focus on mobile and digital enter_prise. Alastair is currently project lead on UCL DECIDE and designed and delivered pilot ver_sions of The Mobile Academy a joint programme delivered with Mobile Monday London that has helped take participants to Mobile World Congress and LeWeb. He is an hon_orary researcher at UCL Enterprise with a particular interest in optim_isa_tion, vi

http://www.wearepopup.com/

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Alberto Alcaraz

Sales Director - Founder, Undefined SLP

Alberto is a Telecommunications Engineer who started a software company called Undefined, 7 years ago with his business parter Alexis. Since then they enhanced the way of doing products on the Internet being fed by different sources like agile or lean. Undefined has worked for big companies like Cocacola, Indra or Adobe. Currently Undefined has developed an elite team that can convert your idea into a real internet product in two months; conceptualizing, designing and developing robust and

http://www.undefined.es

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Alex Barclay

Senior Digital Strategist, Rufus Leonard

Alex is a creative, innovative strategist interested in designing evocative, memorable digital experiences for consumers. Past employers include OgilvyOne and Essence. He has delivered strategy for clients such as the BFI, American Express, Barclays, Pret A Manger, eBay, Tetley, NestlŽ Purina and Hoseasons. He's also a Visiting Lecturer on Strategy Visualisation, Systems Theory and Game Theory at Oxford Brookes.

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alex butler

Co-founder KindredHQ.com

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Alex Dunsdon

Investment Director, SAATCHiNVEST's Tech Fund

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Alex Haw

Director, atmos

Alex Haw is an architect and director of the award-winning art/architecture practice atmos - a practice dedicated to rethinking and improving our spatial world across the scales, from furniture to urban design. Their focus is on producing highly-crafted sensual spaces and designs that deploy cutting-edge fabrication technologies to produce kineaesthetic sensory experiences that are meaningful and beautiful. Much of their work involves digital mapping technologies, exploring the connectivity of

http://www.atmosstudio.com

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Alex Shebar

Senior London Community Manager, Yelp

Alex Shebar is a professionally trained and award winning writer, filmmaker, blogger, reporter, community manager and rocker, but, you know, without the money or fame.

http://www.yelp.co.uk

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Ali Ahmed

Founder, Lutebox bio from Twitter

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Alicia Navarro

Founder & CEO, Skimlinks

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Alpesh Doshi

Co Founder, Fintricity

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Amalia Agathou

Social Media Director, TheNextWeb

Social Media Director for The Next Web Editor for The Next Web, Glamour, House&Garden (GR) Information and communications systems engineer co-founded e-skafos.gr, the most highly trafficked new and used boat classifieds online service in Greece.

http://thenextweb.com/

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Amanda Brock

Director, Origin and Centre for Commercial law studies, QM

Amanda Brock, Director/ Solicitor, Origin, International Technology Law. General Counsel, of Canonical commercial sponsor of open source operating system Ubuntu for 5 years, managed the worldwide legal function. Amanda advises a range of technology clients from start ups to Mozilla. She will participate in the Queen Mary Centre for Commercial Law Studies as supervisor to the participating students, working with and supporting start up businesses, from 2013.

http://www.origin.co.uk

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Amy Ball

Digital Agency Champion of EMEA at PEER 1 Hosting

Amy Ball is the Digital Agency Champion of EMEA at PEER 1 Hosting. Amy joined PEER 1 Hosting nearly a year ago and is responsible for developing robust solutions and strategies for the company’s digital agency customers. Prior to joining PEER 1 Hosting, she spent ten years at Yell.com leading the sales and marketing department. It was at Yell.com where she developed the ability to train, highly motivate and engage her sales team and derived the reputation of being obsessive about customer excellence. Her background in digital sales and marketing enables her to help digital agencies turn their creative brand ideas into effective and high-performing solutions. Amy is passionate about all things online; from innovative and creative apps to social media and eCommerce and enjoys swimming, champagne and the great outdoors during her spare time.

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Andrew Fogg

Founder and Chief Data Officer, http://import.io - turn the web into data without writing any computer code #webdata bio from Twitter

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Andrew Franklin

Founder, Profile Books

Andrew Franklin is a highly regarded publisher who built his career within Penguin before setting up his own company, Profile Books. Under his leadership, Profile has frequently been recognised as an independent publisher of quality and distinction, including as the Sunday Times Small Publisher of the Year Award, winner of the Bookseller’s Nibbie Award, and in author prizes (including Alan Bennett as Author of the Year in 2006, and Lynne Truss in 2004). In 1995, Andrew Franklin was a founding member of the Independent Alliance, an innovative global business alliance of ten UK independent publishers, which also includes Faber and Faber, Atlantic Books and Canongate.

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Andrew Grant

Group Managing Director, Nation1

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Andrew Humphries

Co-Founder at The Bakery bio from LinkedIn

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Andrew Kanter

Partner, Invoke Capital

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Andrew Morgan
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Andrew Sirs-Davies
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Andrew Sissons

Head of Regeneration Delivery for Hackney Council

Andrew Sissons is Head of Regeneration Delivery for Hackney Council, and is responsible for town centres, inward investment, visitor economy, private sector development and developing business growth, particularly in the creative industries. This is Andrew’s second stint at Hackney leading major projects such as Hackney House Shoreditch and Austin and the hackney Fashion Hub. Andrew is a passionate supporter of entrepreneurialism helping many businesses in Hackney get started.

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Andy Fawkes

Consultancy in Simulation, Training and Technology Trends

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Anna Humphrey

Senior Associate, Taylor Wessing

Anna is a senior associate in the Private Client, Tax and Incentives department at Taylor
Wessing, specialising in employee incentives.

Anna advises on the full range of employee incentive matters. This includes advising
companies on structuring and setting up both HMRC approved and unapproved equity
incentive arrangements. She also advises on related employment tax issues and relevant
aspects of takeovers, mergers and acquisitions.

Anna has a wide range of experience in advising on Enterprise Management Incentive Share Option Schemes, particularly for tech start-up clients. She also regularly advises non-UK companies wishing to extend their option arrangements to UK employees.